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Menghuan Pagoda in Dehong

Updated:2017-11-10 18:41:56   english.yunnan.cn

You may heard about the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. It is very magnificent. In fact, pagodas are also can be found in Yunnan, especially in the border areas between China and Myanmar, and Laos.

Among all the pagodas in the province, the Menghuan Pagoda in Mang City of west Yunnan’s Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture is the most eye-catching, magnificent and renowned. Built on the top of the 1,000-meter-high Leiyarang Hill, it is the holy place of Dai people for generations.

Standing on a base with a 50-meter-long diameter, the Menghuan Pagoda is 76 meters high. Carrying a golden canopy of 2.3 tons, the pagoda is the largest of its kind in China. (Photos from Wechat public account: Yunbao Tourism)

Editor: Eric Wang

Keywords:   Menghuan Pagoda Dehong